King of Thieves

George F Walker took some charaters from Three Penny Opeara and went on from there. I my view, he did not go far enough. This is a midly amusing play, set in the 20’s. It attempts to point out that it is not alwys easy to figure out who the real criminals are – th eones who claim to be criminals and shoot people, or the bankers who just steal?
It’s a musical but for the life of me, I can’t remember a single song or lyric.
Generally, another example of a good cast wasted on weak material. Sean Cullen, as Vinnie, the speakeasy owner was excellent and seemed comfortable in his part. Nora McLellan was also comfortable in her role (Myrna, Peachum’s wife.)
Not a play I wold bother to see again.

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About cathyriggall

Theatre junkie, who thinks live theatre is the ultimate form of living on the edge. You never know what will happen when an actor steps on the stage.
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One Response to King of Thieves

  1. Keith says:

    The play tried to find a position somewhere between The Threepenny Opera and Easy Money, but not successfully.I agree, everyone worked hard and Cullen and McLellan looked comfortable in their roles, but Evan Bullung did not.All in all, forgettable and a waste of talent.

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